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PegletbeePegletbee Posts: 41


 Does anybody recognise this hardy geranium? It has appeared in my rather neglected garden, which I took over last autumn. There are no other unusual plants here at all (mostly leylandii and moss) and the old gent who lived here before me was unable to garden for many years, so I doubt he will have planted it. Could it be a cross between sanguineum  (a visitor which has come through the fence from next door) and that large pink thuggish hardy geranium which wants to take over the world (of which I have plenty in the front garden - they are being tolerated until I can get around to something less domineering). There is only one plant. I think it's rather pretty, but I've never seen a HG like it - any ideas?


  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,237
    Yep. Unless the pink G. oxonanium has spontaneously produced a seedling with a similar mutation as 'Thurstonianum'. image
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,160

    Which it probably has Will, they're at it all the timeimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • PegletbeePegletbee Posts: 41

    Thanks Edd - so it is! I wonder how it got there. I shall cherish it.

  • PegletbeePegletbee Posts: 41

    Aha - the plot thickens. So this is a mutation of the oxonanium (to give the pink thug its proper name - and thanks for that too all). Thank you very much all of you. Now I will have to let all the seedlings flower before I hoik them out - wouldn't want to miss another of these... or does it have the same rampant tendencies as its parent? It looks so demure.


  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,237
    Usually the pretty mutants are less vigorous, and they often don't seed true. You can readily increase it by division though

    What are you going to call your potential new sport of oxonanium?
  • PegletbeePegletbee Posts: 41

    I think I'll call it 'Harling star' WillDB (we are in the village of East Harling, and it was here before I was). I shall remove it to a place of safety, away from its bullying relatives, and hope that it prospers.

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